20th Century Microbe Hunters

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jun 21, 2012 - Science - 199 pages
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Inspire your students with the stories behind the achievements of ten 20th century microbiologists. These dramatic portrayals reveal the excitement, diligence, and often sacrifice of these eminent researchers and humanitarians. An engaging journey through science, and public health, 20th Century Microbe Hunters is a must-have for anyone making a foray into the fascinating world of microbiology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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The information in this book about Mark Hoyle from Swansea, MA and his family being ostracized is INCORRECT! This boy was allowed to attend public school - he was the first in the nation. This is great history and you have not recorded it correctly!! The superintendent of schools brought together medical experts and there was a town meeting where people were educated on the AIDS virus and how it is not contracted through casual contact. The decision was made based on facts. The Hoyle's were not ostracized nor did they move out of town. If you are going to publish scientific and/or historical information you need to do your research and publish the correct information! Thank You 

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Contents
Chagas DiseaseA Kiss of Death
The Mold that Changed the World
The Cause and Transmission of Epidemic Typhus Fever
Discovery of the Influenza Virus
Development of the First Polio Vaccine
of Smallpox
Eradication
D Carleton Gajdusek b 1923
PrionsAll But the
The Legacy of Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier
Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease

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